The 16th century English philosopher, statesman and scientist Francis Bacon famously stated, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.”
Welcome to this the first and introductory podcast in Wyoming Catholic College’s weekly "After Dinner Scholar" series.
Each podcast will feature an interview with one of our professors who will introduce you to one of the books from the college’s integrated liberal arts curriculum, a book we believe should “be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.”
On this first podcast, we begin by asking: What are The Great Books? What makes them great? And why should they be “be read wholly, and with diligence and attention”?
To answer those questions, we’re joined by Dr. Thaddeus Kosinski. Dr. Kosinski is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Wyoming Catholic College as well as our Academic Dean. Prior to earning his Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Dr. Kosinski earned a Masters in Liberal Arts studying the Great Books at St. John’s College Graduate Institute in Annapolis, Maryland.